Actress Kirstie Alley has hit back at CNN after the network slammed her for ‘downplaying’ the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, Alley and the network got into a heated Twitter exchange after she accused CNN of causing people to ‘live in terror’ as a result of their coverage of the global health crisis.
‘I know why my personal friends who walk around in SHEER TERROR of contracting COVID are simply CNN viewers!’ the 69-year-old Scientologist wrote.
‘I decided to watch CNN myself to get their viewpoint and oh my God DID I EVER!!!! If YOU TOO WANT TO LIVE IN TERROR WATCH CNN!! FEAR OF DYING IS THEIR MANTRA! OMG!’ she added.
CNN’s official communications page quickly issued a response to Alley, scorning: ‘Kirstie, you are welcome to change the channel — just like countless viewers did every time “Veronica's Closet” came on TV,’ in reference to her 1997 sitcom.
‘But don't downplay the loss of nearly 230K American lives. And please, wear a mask,’ the tweet continued.
Alley, who has been vocal about her support for Donald Trump, hit back: ‘Meow... if only you paid as much attention to Joe Biden's alleged corrupt business dealings as a TV show that was rated top ten in 1997... guess you got that wrong too.’
Actress Kirstie Alley has hit back at CNN after the network slammed her for ‘downplaying’ the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
On Friday, Alley and the network got into a heated Twitter exchange after she accused CNN of causing people to ‘live in terror’ as a result of their coverage of the global health crisis
While the direct exchange between the actress and CNN went no further, she later addressed the incident in an additional post, insisting she has never discouraged wearing masks during the pandemic.
‘Find ONE tweet I've tweeted to encourage people NOT to wear masks or NOT be careful or that has said anything disrespectful about sick people or those who have died... there isn't one,’ Alley tweeted.
‘THIS is how FAKE information spreads like,’ she continued, followed by a GIF of oozing lava.
She further defended herself in another message, writing that she ‘should be ashamed of CNN terrifies people 24/7 & that the only news they’re reporting is Covid? I’m a mask wearing social distancing devotee. I know the death count you f**king moron. That still doesn’t